Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a copy editor, who will work with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy, clarity, and precision of its published work. This copy editor, who will report to deputy editor for digital, will be primarily editing digital copy, including new stories published on e-newsletters, and archival material that is being republished or reformatted for the web. Copy editors review articles for grammatical accuracy and adherence to our style guides, but they also go deeper into the text, flagging inconsistencies, unclear language, or errors in logic on the sentence or paragraph level, as well as verifying information such as dates, names, numbers, and previously reported material.
This is a full-time position with generous benefits, including a comprehensive health insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and the opportunity for annual bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. While TM's office is based in Austin, Texas, this position is open to remote candidates.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:
Interested candidates should email a résumé and a cover letter to with the job title in the subject line. Applications for this position should be submitted by November 28 and may be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date. Promising applicants will be selected for an initial screening interview. Candidates who move forward in the hiring process from there will be asked to take an editing test. Finalists will then have an interview with the editor-in-chief and other major stakeholders, and another informational interview with copy editors on staff. Potential candidates who are interested in learning more about the position before applying can book an informational phone call with the director of editorial operations at this link .
Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status.